The Gulag Archipelago is a book by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn about the Soviet forced labor camp system. The three-volume book is a narrative relying on eyewitness testimony and primary research material, as well as the author's own experiences as a prisoner in a gulag labor camp. Written between 1958 and 1968, it was published in the West in 1973 and, thereafter, circulated in samizdat (underground publication) form in the Soviet Union until its appearance in the Russian literary journal, Novy Mir, in 1989, in which a third of the work was published over three issues. Wiki
June 24, 2020 Subject:
This book should be compulsary reading inn our schools
It seems like so many have forgotton what happened in USSR and what people are capable of, we must not forget what happened in this book or we are doomed to repeat the mistakes once more. The hook people are sold of equiality for all is an admirable one, but here we are shown how it gets warped by human nature and the consequences of that. Share and talk loudlly of this book as it is the only way i have ever swayed someone from that ideology
May 24, 2020 Subject:
Facebook calls this masterpiece "ABUSIVE"
I just tried to post this masterpiece to my FB page, and I got an error message saying FB would not allow the post as, the content was deemed by FB to be "abusive to the community" ! I'd say that in itself is all the endorsement needed to see the importance of this work...
February 17, 2020 Subject:
Must Read for Everyone, Anyone
This book has been referred to as the book that took down the Soviet Union. It is a masterpiece of non-fiction writing and a history book that starts out describing the events/culture/society/daily lives of those living there after the Russian Revolution/October,1917. However, because of the author's outstanding writing style, it is very readable, not dry or turgid prose at all. But, most importantly, it is an eye-opener to the horrors of living in that country after its supposed liberation of the proletariat. It is heart-rending and heart-breaking and any who reads it will also gain wisdom and insight into the true nature of this Marxist experiment that was sheer hell for everyone on a daily basis. And that is described before you get to the Gulag! It therefore serves as a warning. You will be surprised very quickly that you recognize some of the tactics and propaganda used then by the various Soviet government agencies and media that are being revived now in the USA by various organizations with bullying, in-your-face agenda of disruption and obfuscation and discord, not to mention plain lying and fraud. And it will frighten you, believe me. I can't emphasize enough that this is must reading for everyone. The audio version is OK, the reader is good although he sounds like a BBC newscaster. Nevertheless, the audible version is definitely an option. Don't let the length of it deter you. You will be engrossed and eager to continue to the end. And you will understand why the author was a hunted man, on the Soviet hit list for many years, who had to watch what he was doing and hide even though he was living in the USA.